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May 14, 2013 5:30pm PDT
by her side through it all said today, i find angie's choice, as well as so many others like her, absolutely heroic, paving the way for all women to be bold, brave, and still beautiful. paula faris, abc news, new york. >> thanks to paula there. there were so many questions today. we heard you. you streamed them in to us about risk and choices and we turn now to abc's senior medical correspondent, dr. jennifer ashton, who's specialties women's health. going from 87% risk to 5% is so dramatic. >> that's right. in fact, that risk now is lower than the average woman's lifetime risk of developing breast cancer. >> even if you don't have the gene? >> that's correct. we have to remember, it goes way down, not zero because there's still breast cells left, but it's a major risk reduction. >> and ovarian cancer, that risk can be reduced? >> exactly. for this type of mutation, there's an up to 50% risk of ovarian cancer, which can be treated with removal of the ovaries, a separate surgery. >> does insurance pay for this? this is thousands and thousands of dollars. >> it can be incredible in
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